Congress, VA engage in dispute over records

By KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — In an unusual standoff, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has failed for more than a year to answer requests for information from Republicans and Democrats in Congress, including emails relating to the death of at least five patients who were exposed to Legionnaires’ disease in the Pittsburgh VA system. The House Committee on Veterans Affairs called a special hearing Thursday to grill a top VA official about the problem and even threatened to cut funding if the situation doesn’t improve. Read Article Here